Cayo Coco is located on Jardines del Rey, an archipelago off the north coast of Cuba. Jardines del Rey translates as ‘King’s Gardens’, and with its soft, sparkling sands and clear blue waters, it’s certainly fit for royalty. Spend your days drinking cocktails on the white sandy beach, zip through tropical mangroves on a speedboat, and dive beneath the ocean to discover the beautiful coral reefs.
Everywhere you turn in Cayo Coco, you’ll find immaculate white sand beaches with swaying green palms and dazzling azure seas. It would be very tempting to just lay back and soak up the sun all day, occasionally dipping into a good book or sipping on a cocktail. But Cayo Coco is famous for its excellent water sports offering, so why not try your hand at some while you’re there?
Stunning sea life
The coral reef off the coast of Cuba is one of the biggest in the world, so take the opportunity to delve deep below the crystal clear waters and see the colourful marine life for yourself. Try snorkelling if you fancy staying close to the surface of the water. If you’d prefer a more immersive experience, rent some scuba diving equipment and explore the ocean floor.
Cuba may well be the largest of the Caribbean islands, but it certainly still has the same cool, calm and laid-back vibe that the Caribbean is so famous for. Having said that, Cubans sure know how to party. If you don’t want to stay in one place on your holiday, you can try incredible food, drink and parties in various hotels along the beaches of Cayo Coco. You can also make the journey along the causeway linking Cayo Coco to the mainland and enjoy the local culture of Morón.
With an average tempreature of 28°C in summer and 23°C in winter. The dry season is typically Dec-April.
Jardines del Rey Airport (CCC), 10-15km southeast of Cayo Coco’s resorts.
Beach lovers: Lie back on Cayo Coco’s pristine white sands and soak up the hot Caribbean sunshine.
Nature fans: Spot wild dolphins and see pink flamingos in their natural habitat.
Active types: Go horse-riding on the beach and dive into the ocean to discover the tropical coral reefs.
Language: The language spoken in Cayo Coco is Spanish.
Currency: The currency used in Cayo Coco is the Peso Convertible (CUC) and Cuban Peso (CUP).
Local time: Cayo Coco is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.
Fly to: José Martí International Airport.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Cayo Coco is 10 hours.
Tourist information: Further Cayo Coco tourist information can be found at www.travel2cuba.co.uk.
Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cuba for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Cayo Coco.
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By foot: It’s all about the peace, quiet and soft sands here; the Cayos are perfect for strolling.
By bus: Take the cheap hop on/hop off bus around the island, which stops at most of the hotels in Cayo Coco and neighbouring Cayo Guillermo.
By scooter: You can hire a scooter from most car rental centres.
Celebrations: New Year’s Eve is an exciting time in Cayo Coco. Grab a drink and join in the fun.
Enjoy the show: There's plenty of entertainment going on in hotels most nights; grab a cocktail and enjoy the open-air theatre and dance shows.